The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has this evening said that their website is not under any attack by hackers, and advised citizens to desist from sharing fake news concocted by machinists who are trying to create the impression that the CBN is not secure. The apex bank said that the sources of the fake news are trying to undermine the integrity of the Central Bank of Nigeria. In a press statement signed by the acting Director of Corporate Communications, Osita Nwanisobi, the CBN says its website is adequately protected and there is no need for anyone to panic.
News had emerged earlier in the evening of today 16th October 2020 on various social media platforms, claiming that the website of the CBN had been hacked. Some of those who shared the news alleged that the malicious attack was conducted by a supporter of the #EndSARS who was using the act to drive home the point that the protest is far-reaching.
Many concerned citizens had immediately showed their fears and concerns, wondering why a body of such magnitude and enormity could fall prey to hackers that easily.
However, the apex bank has put to rest their worries by informing the general public that it is untrue that the CBN website is under malicious cyber breach. It said its website, http://www.cbn.gov.ng is intact and secure. Read the CBN’s press release in the pictures here under.